Jewish ‘day of learning’ set for Aug. 25 in La Jolla

The San Diego Center for Jewish Culture will host its ninth annual Yom Limmud, 8:30 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 25 at the Jewish Community Center, 4126 Executive Drive in La Jolla.

Organizers said the goal of Yom Limmud is to create an environment in which the community comes together to participate and celebrate Jewish education.

This year’s keynote speaker will be columnist and syndicated radio talk show host Dennis Prager. Author of “Think a Second Time” and “Happiness is a Serious Problem,” Prager will discuss happiness and its role in life and religion.

Author Marcella Rosen will speak about her new book, “Tiny Dynamo: How one of the smallest countries (Israel) is producing some of our most important inventions,” and Rabbi Ruth Sohn will also speaking about her new book, “Crossing Cairo: A Jewish woman’s encounter with Egypt.”

Other key topics include discussions around:

■ Abraham: The First Jew, Christian or Muslim? A comparative study of the patriarch from the perspectives of Judaism, Christianity and Islam;

■ Islam and suicide bombings: How the forbidden became acceptable;

■ God without ethics, ethics without God;

■ Contemporary issues: cloning; stem-cell research; biologically engineered foods; genetic testing and genetic engineering in humans;

■ Yiddish language from its origins to the present day.

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